Leviticus 7* Concerning the trespass-offering. (1-10) Concerning thepeace-offering. (11-27) The wave and heave offerings. (28-34)The conclusion of these institutions. (35-38)1-10 In the sin-offering and the trespass-offering, thesacrifice was divided between the altar and the priest; theofferer had no share, as he had in the peace-offerings. Theformer expressed repentance and sorrow for sin, therefore it wasmore proper to fast than feast; the peace-offerings denotedcommunion with a reconciled God in Christ, the joy and gratitudeof a pardoned sinner, and the privileges of a true believer. 11-27 As to the peace-offerings, in the expression of theirsense of mercy, God left them more at liberty, than in theexpression of their sense of sin; that their sacrifices, beingfree-will offerings, might be the more acceptable, while, byobliging them to bring the sacrifices of atonement, God showsthe necessity of the great Propitiation. The main reason whyblood was forbidden of old, was because the Lord had appointedblood for an atonement. This use, being figurative, had its endin Christ, who by his death and blood-shedding caused thesacrifices to cease. Therefore this law is not now in force onbelievers. 28-34 The priest who offered, was to have the breast and theright shoulder. When the sacrifice was killed, the offererhimself must present God's part of it; that he might signify hischeerfully giving it up to God. He was with his own hands tolift it up, in token of his regard to God as the God of heaven;and then to wave it to and fro, in token of his regard to God asthe Lord of the whole earth. Be persuaded and encouraged to feedand feast upon Christ, our Peace-offering. This blessedPeace-offering is not for the priests only, for saints of thehighest rank and greatest eminence, but for the common peoplealso. Take heed of delay. Many think to repent and return to Godwhen they are dying and dropping into hell; but they should eatthe peace-offering, and eat it now. Stay not till the day of theLord's patience be run out, for eating the third day will not beaccepted, nor will catching at Christ when thou art gone tohell! 35-38 Solemn acts of religious worship are not things which wemay do or not do at our pleasure; it is at our peril if we omitthem. An observance of the laws of Christ cannot be lessnecessary than of the laws of Moses.
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